Knowledge Identifier: $Academy_Award_for_Best_Actress
Ne of the Academy Awards of merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry
Category: Movies & TV (100)
Launched in 1950.
Countries: United States (56%), United Kingdom (16%), (10%)
Linked to: Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, Hal Leonard Corporation
Joanne Woodward - In 1958, Woodward won the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Three Faces of Eve. She was nominated for Best Actress in 1969 for Rachel, Rachel, in 1974 for Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams, and in 1991 for Mr. and Mrs. Bridge.
Ida Kaminska - In 1965, she starred in the Czechoslovak movie "The Shop on Main Street" , and she received a 1966 nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Fanny Brice - In 1968, Streisand won an Academy Award for Best Actress for reprising her role in the film version
Glenn Close - Close began her professional stage career in 1974 in "Love for Love", and was mostly a Broadway actress through the rest of the 1970s and early 1980s, appearing in both plays and musicals, including major productions such as "Barnum" in 1980 and "The Real Thing" in 1983, for which she won the Tony *award for Best Actress in a Play
Silver Linings Playbook - It received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay; it became the first film since 1981 to be Oscar-nominated for the four acting categories and the first since 2004 to be nominated for the Big Five Oscars, with Lawrence winning the Academy Award for Best Actress
Frances McDormand - In 1988, she was nominated for a Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Mississippi Burning; in 1996, she won the Academy award for Best Actress for her performance as police chief Marge Gunderson in Fargo; in 2000, she earned her second nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of an overbearing mother in Almost Famous.
Renny Harlin - He achieved critical acclaim the following year, 1991, when he produced "Rambling Rose", through his own recently formed Midnight Sun Pictures, for director Martha Coolidge which won him the Best Feature award at the 1992 Independent Spirit Awards and got his star and partner Laura Dern a Best Actress Oscar nomination at the 1992 Academy Awards
Naomi Watts - In 2004, she received nominations for the Academy *award for Best Actress as well as for the Screen Actors Guild *award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Cristina Peck in Alejandro González Iñárritu's 2003 drama "21 Grams", alongside Sean Penn
Hilary Swank - Swank again won the Best Actress Oscar, and another Golden Globe, for playing a female boxer in Clint Eastwood's 2004 film "Million Dollar Baby", a role for which she underwent extensive training in the ring and weight room gaining 19 pounds of muscle aided by professional trainer Grant L Roberts
As of the 2015 ceremony, Julianne Moore is the most recent winner in this category for her role in "Still Alice"
As of the 2017 ceremony, Emma Stone is the most recent winner in this category for her role as Mia Dolan in "La La Land"